Head of People

  • Pledge
  • London, UK
  • Oct 19, 2021

Job Description


Pledge helps businesses of any size understand and manage the climate impact of their products. By providing tools and infrastructure, we automate the delivery of climate solutions - such as footprint measurement and offsetting - into customer journeys.

We're on a mission to raise climate change awareness and support businesses in their net zero transition. Pledge was founded in 2021 by early employees of Revolut and the co-founder of Freetrade.


As Pledge’s first People hire, you’ll shape the People & Culture function: designing and implementing strategies, systems and processes to support the growth and wider ambitions of the business. You'll work in close collaboration with the founders as well as internal stakeholders.


  • You’ll define Pledge’s People & Culture strategy
  • Build and participate in the talent acquisition function
  • Advise the team on rewards & benefits, recruitment & hiring strategies as well as training and development.
  • Set up procedures and policies to support our growth
  • Lead on performance development and talent management programmes


  • Previous experience in a senior People/ HR role at a start-up or scale-up organisation (preferably B2B)
  • An expert in mentoring, coaching and developing team members
  • A strong background in employee relations
  • Experience developing retention and reward programs
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills encompassing challenging conversations, coaching leaders and communicating initiatives across teams
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation & policies in the UK
  • Must have a HR qualification


  • You share Pledge’s mission to help businesses make a positive environmental impact
  • You can work autonomously and take ownership with a high degree of integrity
  • You operate best without lots of bureaucracy
  • Proactive - you keep a pulse on the real time People situation and seek to pre-emptively address issues
  • You bring exceptional interpersonal communication skills and a collaborative work style with the ability to build trust and credibility with senior leaders and stakeholders
  • You inspire respect and admiration in those that report to you through your amazing people management skills
  • You approach work in a logical way and operate from first principles


  • Stock options - we are all owners of Pledge
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible and remote working arrangements
  • Learning and development budget for books, courses and conferences
  • All the tech you need to perform
  • Yearly offsite and team building events

Organization Type


Organization Size



Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering, Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Biochar Production, Biomass, Tree Plantations (on Degraded Land), Tropical Forest Restoration